Roy S. Barta
Hudson - Roy S. Barta, age 81, of Hudson, OH passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 surrounded by his family. Roy was born in Cleveland, OH and grew up Warrensville Heights, where he graduated high school in 1957. He was a tremendous athlete and excelled in 3 varsity sports, football, basketball and track. He continued his love of football playing for Miami University in Oxford. In 1961, Roy married his beloved high school sweetheart, Noreen (nee Stewart) and cherished their 60 years together. He worked for Sherwin Williams Corporate office in Cleveland where he retired after 44 years. Roy and Noreen decided upon Hudson to raise their four children and moved there in 1972. Roy was a devoted father of Brett (Kimberly) Barta, Bradley (Jennifer) Barta, Kelleen (Matthew) Cole and Brandon (AnnMarie) Barta ; caring grandfather of Lindsey, Jack, Ryan, Brittany, Tyler, Kyle, Bryce, Max, Alex, Ben, Brody and Avery; cherished great-grandfather of Ellie and Emmett. He was adored by all that knew him. He loved working outdoors and was the first to lend a helping hand to a friend or family member in need. His actions spoke volumes. He was competitive by nature and loved playing tennis and golf at his home in Naples, Fl. Above all else, Roy especially loved playing with his grandkids and thoroughly enjoyed watching them play sports. He will always be known for his sense of humor, honesty, kindness and generosity. Roy will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions can be made in Roy's name to the St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (www.stjude.org). A celebration of Roy's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, Hudson, Ohio.
Published on February 04, 2021